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# britain - Saturday 31 March, 2018

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears
# Diplomatic Tensions
# Diplomatic Tensions

British officials search inbound plane from Moscow over security fears

Mar 31st 2018, 4:45 PM 22,808 Views 37 Comments

Britain said it conducts routine checks on aircraft to protect the UK from organised crime.

# britain - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit
# 365 Days
# 365 Days

Theresa May to tour UK today to mark one-year countdown to Brexit

Mar 29th 2018, 8:17 AM 5,995 Views 27 Comments

She is set to visit Northern Ireland for lunch before returning to London later this evening.

# britain - Sunday 25 March, 2018

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours
# Good Day
# Good Day

First direct Australia-Europe scheduled flight touches down in Heathrow after 17 hours

Mar 25th 2018, 7:37 AM 57,534 Views 28 Comments

Qantas’ 14,498km journey from Perth to London is the world’s third-longest passenger flight.

# britain - Saturday 24 March, 2018

How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising
# Dublin Mean Time
# Dublin Mean Time

How Ireland lost 25 minutes because of a British law passed after the 1916 Rising

Mar 24th 2018, 10:30 AM 47,442 Views 48 Comments

Ireland had Dublin Mean Time that was separate to Greenwich Mean Time until 1 October 1916.

# britain - Friday 23 March, 2018

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

EU leaders approve guidelines for negotiations on post-Brexit relations and trade talks

Mar 23rd 2018, 10:50 AM 8,460 Views 24 Comments

However, the major issue of the Irish border still remains unresolved.

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack
# Sergei Skripal
# Sergei Skripal

EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack

Mar 23rd 2018, 7:15 AM 6,258 Views 43 Comments

Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.

# britain - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital

Mar 22nd 2018, 8:30 PM 12,538 Views 46 Comments

A judge today ruled that blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who have been left in a coma following the attack, can be released for testing.

# britain - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving
# London
# London

Ant McPartlin steps aside from presenting duties following arrest for drink-driving

Mar 19th 2018, 5:52 PM 81,677 Views 83 Comments

The presenter will return to rehab where he had previously spent a stint last year in an attempt to conquer an addiction to painkillers.

# britain - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?
# Attempted Murder
# Attempted Murder

Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?

Mar 10th 2018, 8:15 AM 8,777 Views 34 Comments

Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.

# britain - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Ireland first': Donald Tusk says every EU leader 'wants to protect peace process and avoid hard border'

Mar 8th 2018, 4:03 PM 9,803 Views 90 Comments

The President of the European Council said disrupting the peace process in Northern Ireland “must be avoided at all costs”.

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment
# Jailed
# Jailed

Britain First leader and deputy leader jailed for religiously aggravated harassment

Mar 8th 2018, 7:51 AM 31,638 Views 74 Comments

The group’s tweets had been retweeted by Donald Trump.

# britain - Monday 5 March, 2018

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media
# Salisbury
# Salisbury

Ex-Russian spy in critical condition after exposure to 'unknown substance' in England - UK media

Mar 5th 2018, 7:33 PM 18,841 Views 39 Comments

A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s, were found unconscious on a bench in The Maltings in Salisbury yesterday.

# britain - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Mar 4th 2018, 3:00 PM 22,146 Views 154 Comments

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

# britain - Friday 2 March, 2018

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship
# May Day
# May Day

Theresa May to reveal her five tests for the UK's post-Brexit EU relationship

Mar 2nd 2018, 7:38 AM 12,668 Views 90 Comments

In a speech today, she will say the UK is taking back control over its borders, laws and money.

# britain - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

Feb 22nd 2018, 7:30 AM 15,487 Views 51 Comments

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# britain - Sunday 4 February, 2018

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactCheck: Are 90% of babies with Down syndrome in Britain aborted?

Feb 4th 2018, 4:00 AM 117,910 Views 414 Comments

We take a look at a claim in a poster used in a new campaign by Save the 8th.

# britain - Friday 2 February, 2018

Cardiff man sentenced to life imprisonment over terror attack near Finsbury Park mosque
# Radicalised
# Radicalised

Cardiff man sentenced to life imprisonment over terror attack near Finsbury Park mosque

Feb 2nd 2018, 2:16 PM 7,655 Views 21 Comments

Witnesses recalled Darren Osborne saying, “I’ve done my job, you can kill me now” in the aftermath of the attack.

# britain - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit will be bad for UK under any scenario - report

Jan 30th 2018, 7:46 AM 17,221 Views 59 Comments

The economic impact assessment showed growth would be lower under a range of potential scenarios.

# britain - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Britain appoints 'Minister for Loneliness' to tackle the 'sad reality of modern life'

Jan 18th 2018, 9:04 AM 17,436 Views 50 Comments

More than nine million people in the UK say they are always or often lonely, according to the British Red Cross.

# britain - Monday 1 January, 2018

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December
# Vote 100
# Vote 100

UK government will commemorate the election of republican Countess Markievicz next December

Jan 1st 2018, 10:00 PM 25,806 Views 56 Comments

Constance Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the 1916 Rising, but her life was spared because she was a woman.

# britain - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Eamonn Holmes awarded OBE by British queen in New Year's honour list

Dec 30th 2017, 2:40 PM 17,698 Views 44 Comments

He was one of over 1,100 people who received recognition by the British monarch.

# britain - Friday 22 December, 2017

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Was the burgundy passport 'enforced' on Britain when it joined the EU?

Dec 22nd 2017, 3:07 PM 27,316 Views 57 Comments

Today the Conservative Party said the UK’s exit from the EU gives it an opportunity to restore its national identity.

# britain - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit
# Minority
# Minority

Irish Travellers in the UK may face greater levels of discrimination post-Brexit

Dec 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 27,672 Views 24 Comments

House of Lords member David Alton says the Irish Traveller community have “long faced significant prejudice in Britain”.

# britain - Saturday 16 December, 2017

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await
# May's Day
# May's Day

May gets Brexit boost - but bigger battles await

Dec 16th 2017, 7:35 AM 6,972 Views 17 Comments

The EU’s decision yesterday to move to the next stage of negotiations with Britain was a much-needed success for May.

# britain - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Dec 15th 2017, 2:44 PM 6,152 Views 49 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

# britain - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue
# Brexit
# Brexit

DUP 'pleased' with Brexit deal but says 'more work needs to be done' on border issue

Dec 8th 2017, 10:11 AM 14,506 Views 74 Comments

A deal to avoid a hard border has been reached between the UK and EU.

# britain - Thursday 7 December, 2017

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

David Davis admits UK hasn't produced any Brexit impact assessment as he's 'not a fan'

Dec 7th 2017, 8:18 AM 13,436 Views 57 Comments

Davis was called before the House of Commons Brexit committee after MPs expressed dissatisfaction in him.

# britain - Friday 1 December, 2017

European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today
# Negotiations
# Negotiations

European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today

Dec 1st 2017, 8:23 AM 7,462 Views 106 Comments

The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.

# britain - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan
# Irish EU Commissioner
# Irish EU Commissioner

Britain 'very close' to sealing a Brexit deal, says Phil Hogan

Nov 29th 2017, 8:27 PM 17,589 Views 57 Comments

The Guardian is reporting tonight that a solution to the Irish border is close, though the final wording has yet to be thrashed out.

# britain - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports
# Settling The Bill
# Settling The Bill

Britain will pay at least €45 billion to leave the EU - reports

Nov 28th 2017, 10:15 PM 19,132 Views 127 Comments

The Telegraph and the Financial Times have reported that UK and EU negotiating teams have agreed on a figure.

# britain - Monday 20 November, 2017

British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years
# Birmingham
# Birmingham

British father who killed his children jailed for at least 33 years

Nov 20th 2017, 3:16 PM 21,662 Views 41 Comments

He was also found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife – the children’s mother.

# britain - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill
# Brexit Battles
# Brexit Battles

Britain's government has survived the first parliamentary challenges to its Brexit bill

Nov 14th 2017, 10:15 PM 9,876 Views 14 Comments

An amendment giving devolved legislatures – like Northern Ireland – a veto over the Brexit agreement was defeated.

# britain - Monday 13 November, 2017

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran
# Health Problems
# Health Problems

'The toll has been very significant': Boris Johnson speaks to husband of woman jailed in Iran

Nov 13th 2017, 8:28 AM 12,719 Views 13 Comments

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has undergone tests for breast cancer as her emotional state worsens, her husband has said.

# britain - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel
# Priti Patel
# Priti Patel

Explainer: How a UK minister may lose her job over 'secret' meetings in Israel

Nov 8th 2017, 12:30 PM 14,361 Views 56 Comments

Another diplomatic incident has cropped up for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s scandal-prone government.

# britain - Thursday 21 September, 2017

EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU negotiator hits out at Boris Johnson for saying some young Britons have 'split allegiances'

Sep 21st 2017, 1:03 PM 12,958 Views 89 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt told the Dáil that the EU will not allow Ireland to suffer because of Brexit.

# britain - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row
# Boris Is Boris
# Boris Is Boris

Boris Johnson denies he's planning to quit over Brexit row

Sep 19th 2017, 10:55 PM 16,118 Views 50 Comments

Johnson has played down rumours of infighting in the Tory party, after a colleague accused him of “backseat driving”.

# britain - Monday 18 September, 2017

Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'
# Warning
# Warning

Britain downgrades terror threat from 'imminent' to 'highly likely'

Sep 18th 2017, 7:13 AM 6,813 Views 24 Comments

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion.

# britain - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Theresa May says Trump visit still on despite his terror tweets
# Still Welcome
# Still Welcome

Theresa May says Trump visit still on despite his terror tweets

Sep 17th 2017, 5:30 PM 11,325 Views 42 Comments

May had publicly rebuked Trump for his comments.

# britain - Friday 8 September, 2017

'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson
# Good To Know
# Good To Know

'Solving' the Irish border is 'not beyond the wit of man' says Boris Johnson

Sep 8th 2017, 8:12 PM 16,033 Views 52 Comments

The UK Foreign Secretary was speaking during a visit to UK troops in Estonia.

# britain - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group
# National Action
# National Action

British soldiers arrested over alleged membership of banned neo-Nazi group

Sep 5th 2017, 6:06 PM 11,387 Views 59 Comments

The men were arrested “on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism”.